You guys know how much I love Kat Von D products.
The entire range is fairly hard to come by in the UK (with Debenhams being the only stockist), so it goes without saying that I was eager to head in-store and try more of the collection… which included getting colour-matched for the Lock It Foundation.
Granted, I had to travel a fair distance to find a counter in order to get this (Cardiff is currently the closest location in the South of England), but oh my… it was worth the wait.
I didn’t really know what to expect when I first picked it up. I’ve tried sooo many foundations over the past 3-4 years and none have maintained permanent, long-running residence in my makeup bag beyond the first bottle.
The Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation was great for treating my skin throughout the day (thanks to the inclusion of collagen), but lacked the long-lasting capabilities I required; whereas Estee Lauder Double Wear was great for coverage, but a little cakey and rather pricey. Nip + Fab’s foundation is great if you’re looking for a cheap high-street product, but just didn’t ‘WOW’ me.
So, with all of this in mind, and the knowledge of how great every other Kat Von D product has been to-date, I knew I had to give Lock It a go.
Each bottle includes 30ml of product and retails at £27 – a really reasonable price for a high-end foundation in my opinion.
The packaging itself is incredible and has been finished to perfection. What else could be expected from Kat Von D?!
A little stamp like plastic cover is applied to the nib of the press-down top to stop the product from releasing whilst in your makeup bag (a really unique and delicate addition, I thought).
As for the colour match – I couldn’t be happier.
The range is fairly broad and therefore compensates for both extremely pale and dark skin tones – I, of course, fall under the ‘spookily, ghostly pale’ category and therefore, Light 44 Cool matches my complexion.
The shade is a smart blend of yellow and cream pigment, with a hint of pink. I often find that when your skin is considered to have a ‘yellow tone’, the foundation can make you look even more yellow than it should, so it was great to find such a gorgeous, warm blend of the pink and yellow pigments.
Where coverage is concerned, I can honestly say that this is the best foundation I have used… to date.
Think the coverage of Estee Lauder Double Wear, with 0 cakiness. It feels extremely lightweight when applied (and throughout the day), minimal product is required to cover uneven skin pigmentation (one pump is enough to cover the entire face) and it really stands the test of time.
And that’s one thing I’m extremely happy with – the fact that I’m not noticing as much ‘movement’ in my foundation and powder base as the day progresses (no matter how much I powder or set, my skin will inevitably ‘melt’ throughout the day, but this has definitely helped).
Overall, it gets a big thumbs up from me… the only annoying thing I’ve noticed is that a selection of the colours (including this shade) are currently out of stock on the Debenhams website… I’m PRAYING that they restock soon, so I can re-order and you guys can invest (I promise, you won’t regret it).
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